Document ReferenceOs C 134
TitleLetter from Lord G. Bentinck, Harcourt House, London, to J.E. Denison; 21 Mar. 1846
Date21 March 1846
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionBelieves Denison and politicians such as Robert Peel and John Russell have pandered to reports of famine [in Ireland]; comments in detail with examples of prices of potatoes in Ireland and Newark, Nottinghamshire; refers to flooding of market with cheap wheat at fixed duty; comments on local opposition to Norfolk Estuary Bill.

Post-script states 'You Famine Mongers are a precious lot'.

Autograph note by J.E. Denison on f 4v reads 'That the Irish Famine was a false cry'.
Termpolitical parties, Protectionists
poverty, attitudes towards
famine, Irish potato famine
agriculture, crops, potatoes
agriculture, crops, wheat
economic affairs
parliamentary business, bills, Norfolk Estuary Bill

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1860Peel; Robert (1788-1850); 2nd Baronet; Prime Minister 1841-18461788-1850
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
NA1081Bentinck; W. George F. Cavendish- (1802-1848); Lord; Lord George Bentinck M.P.; son of 4th Duke of Portland1802-1848
NA199Denison; J. Evelyn (1800-1873); 1st Viscount Ossington; M.P. Speaker of House of Commons 1857-72 created Viscount Ossington 18721800-1873
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